Samsung launches WAVE II with bada OS 1.2

Jonathan Morris
October 12, 2010

Samsung has extended its bada OS smartphone line-up with the announcement of the Samsung WAVE II.

There are very few changes from the original Wave, with the key one being the larger 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD (a change from the super AM-OLED screen used on the original Wave) screen, plus the latest bada 1.2 operating system to give an ‘enhanced user experience’.

The WAVE II also comes with QuickType by T9 Trace, an alternative to the Swype input system that has featured on other Samsung devices. Instead of pressing individual characters on the on-screen keyboard, you can simply drag your finger over the letters and let the integrated dictionary work out the word automatically.

The phone will be on sale in the UK in December.

Samsung's WAVE II

Key Specifications

Network 3G/HSDPA 3.6Mbps 900/2100MHz, 2G/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Display 3.7” WVGA (480×800 pixels) 16M Super Clear LCD Anti-scratch, Anti-smudge, Anti-reflective
Camera 5.0 Megapixel AF camera with LED Flash + Image Editor, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Mosaic Shot, Panorama Shot
Processor 1GHz (Cortex A8, Humming Bird)
Video HD (1280 x 720 @ 30fps) video playing & recording (5.1ch, mDNIe support) DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, Real, MKV, ASF, Video editor
Audio Music Player with SoundAlive EQ, Music Recognition, Music Match, 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Recording
Value-added Features Open Smartphone Platform ‘bada’
Multi-touch zoom, QuickType by t9 Trace
Samsung Apps
Social Hub: Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Widget, Unified Inbox
TouchWiz 3.0
Dolfin Browser 2.0 (HTML 5.0 partially supported)
A-GPS, Social Mapping (Geo-tagging), On/Off Board Navigation (3D Map)
SMS, MMS, IM, Email, Video Messaging, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Smart Search, Smart Unlock, Multi-task Manager
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 3.0, USB 2.0 (Full -Speed), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory 2GB + microSD (up to 32GB)
Size 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm, 135g
Battery 1,500 mAh

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